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PASTASIZ
Portion size: Pasta

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Description

For sample adults who consumed pasta in the past year, PASTASIZ reports the respondent's average portion size (small, medium, or large) when eating spaghetti, lasagna, or other pasta, with tomato sauce. A medium portion was defined as 1 cup. Researchers may wish to use PASTASIZ in conjunction with PASTASNO, which reports the frequency with which the respondent ate pasta, and PASTASTP, which reports the corresponding time unit.

PASTASIZ is part of a series of variables initiated in 1987 related to food, food knowledge, and cancer. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.

Comparability

Changes in survey design (e.g., quarters in which the supplement was collected) may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. As always, data users should use the prescribed IHIS weights.

Universe

  • 1987: Half of sample persons age 18+ (excluded from CACT supplement) who consumed pasta during the past year.
  • 1992: Half of sample persons age 18+ in quarters 1 and 2 and 2 weeks of quarter 3 (excluded from CACT supplement) who consumed pasta during the past year.

Availability

  • 1987, 1992

Weights